The Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce provides a workforce development program designed to help area employers find and train employees and to help unemployed workers find positions and take training to help them with new positions. Below is a listing of services available to employers. We ask that employers either be a member of the chamber to receive assistance through these services or pay a small fee in exchange for service.

Employee Recruitment

The local jobs page provides a single point of contact for a large group of job seekers in the area, reducing the time and money for recruitment and hiring. Advertisement of your job opening at allows you to reach a larger base of applicants. Assistance with this site is provided through the Chamber.

  • Employers can also contact our program manager at the Chamber, Wendi Bennett, and he can assist you with registration on the local jobs page or even post your positions for you. Give him a call at 740.702.2722
  • Sharing of your job posting with 30 community partner organizations in Ross and Pickaway counties
  • Follow-up to improve your recruiting efforts

Customized Recruitment

  • Minimize walk-in traffic and phone calls to your business – we can have your applications on site at the chamber office
  • Collect resumes for your job openings and prescreen them for minimum qualifications
  • Conduct open or scheduled interviews at the chamber office – or schedule a job fair to recruit for your openings

Employee Retention

The Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce may assist your employees by linking them with services designed to minimize and eliminate the day-to-day challenges associated with absenteeism and loss of productivity. Services include assistance in these areas:

  • Child-Care
  • Training and upgrading of employability skills
  • Transportation
  • Low cost or free health care services for their families

Employer Resources

The Ohio Department of Development website at can help you find and use the labor market information you need to help your business succeed. This site offers:

  • Links to labor market statistics and information from a number of sources
  • Links to information on tax credits available to employers who meet certain requirements in staffing and hiring. The credits can save substantial amounts of money of new employees

Job Search Workshops

  • Interviewing Skills
  • Job Search Techniques
  • Labor Market Information
  • Resume Development
  • Career Exploration

Workforce Academy

Seminars are held periodically at the Ross County Service Center or Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce on a variety of topics to meet the needs of local businesses. Visit the chamber’s event calendar to keep up with upcoming events.

For more information on these programs, please contact:

Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce
45 East Main Street
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

Wendi Bennett

Program Manager
Phone: 740.702.2722
Hours: Monday thru Thursday 9:00AM – 5PM and Friday 9:00AM-4PM